Monthly Archives: December 2013

Patronizing the Patronizer: Sehgal Blows Up De Botton

Right or wrong, a neatly puncturing review Today the New York Times Book Review carries a fairly spectacular debunking of Alain De Botton, the graceful thinker who has deconstructed the virtues of and lessons inherent in challenging topics ranging from … Continue reading

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Seduced by Naples – Rachel Donadio’s Perfect Capture

A remarkable piece on the front of the New York Times Travel section today (Dec 15 Sun 2013) shows how to write a masterful introductory description of a city – in this case, Naples, and all its gritty virtues. Perfectly … Continue reading

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Matthew Kassel Attends a Proust Reading

Hard to Nail It, But He Does in Short Transom Item Bedtime Stories Nomadic Proust reading celebrates the centennial of ‘Swann’s Way’ By Matthew Kassel 11/12 7:28pm Ira Glass crawled into a king-size bed in a suite at the Wythe … Continue reading

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